DEED Updates Portfolios of Two Senior Leaders to Reflect Transformational Agenda

7 Sep 2023


Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Matt Varilek announced today a set of changes to the portfolios of two senior agency leaders to better align with their responsibilities and oversight as DEED implements a historic set of investments and programs for Minnesota workers and businesses.

Effective immediately, Elizabeth Frosch, DEED's Assistant Commissioner of Operations, will serve as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer. Evan Rowe, DEED's Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Services and Operations, will now be Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Services and Transformation, overseeing a portfolio that includes existing services such as Unemployment Insurance and State Services for the Blind, as well as the new Paid Family and Medical Leave division.

"DEED's mission to empower the growth of Minnesota's economy, for everyone, has never been more important. We have a historic opportunity to bring more jobs, workers and opportunities to our state," said DEED Commissioner Matt Varilek. "We need to be set up to meet the moment and deliver for all Minnesotans. That starts from the inside, which is why I am making organizational shifts to best position DEED for success in the months and years ahead."

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